We are not related to this family. We saw your post and decided to see what we could find.
We noticed in the WW1 Draft Cards that there were more Kiger’s in Ovid, Clinton Co., MI other than Lee and his wife. There was Edgar Kenneth Kiger (1899), who listed his next of kin as Adam Lemuel Kiger (father) and Ray Bertsel Kiger (1896) who listed his birth place as Dayton, OH and his next of kin as Amanda Kiger.
We also noticed that the census transcribers had a hard time telling a capital “R” from a capital “K”.
We looked for Adam Lemuel Kiger in the 1910 Census in Dayton and found
9-Wd Dayton, Montgomery, OH
Adam L Kiger, 52, married for 29 years, OH, OH, OH
Amanda M, 49, married for 29 years, 8 children, all living, OH, OH, OH
Ginnie O, 27, IA,
Edna J, 23, IA,
Guy V, 21, MO
Ray B, 13, OH
Edgar K, 10, OH
Elmer S, 5, OH
When we could not find these folks in the 1900 census listed as Kiger (or soundex), we looked for them listed as Riger. Here is what we found:
The writing on the census is messy; however the name should be Kiger. Note that the first names and the ages are the same.
Dayton Ward 8, Montgomery, Ohio
Lemuel Riger, May 1858, Married 19 years, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
Amanda Riger, June 1860, Married 19 Years, 7 Children, all living, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
Ethel Riger, Jan 1882, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
Lina Riger, Feb 1883, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
Lee C Riger, July 1884, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
Edna J Riger, Apr 1886, Iowa, Ohio, Ohio
Guy V Riger, July 1888, Missouri, Ohio, Ohio
Ray Riger, June 1896, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
Edgar Riger, Aug 1898, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
From the LDS FamilySearch record transcription
ADAM L. KIGER married Amanda M Brandle on
06 APR 1881 in Clark(e) Co, Ohio.
In 1880 Adam is working in Moorefield, Clarke Co as a farm hand 2 doors down from his brother Moses.
Amanda is also working in Moorefield.
Springfield, Clark, OH
Rosanna Brundle, abt 1834, Ohio
Amanda M Brundle, abt 1860, Ohio
Alvina B Brundle, abt 1863, Ohio
There are questions about Amada’s parentage. Rosanna Shawl (Shaul) married John Brandle on Jul 27, 1862 in Clark Co., OH. Note that is 2 years after Amanda was born.
Moorefield, Clark, OH
Isaac Kigert, abt 1812, Ohio
Mary A Kigert, abt 1819,Virginia
Adam L Kigert, abt 1858, Ohio
In the 1880 census Isaac and Mary are still living in Moorefield and the last name is spelled either Kigar or Kiger
Moorefield, Clark, OH
Isaac Krieger, 48, OH
Mary Krieger, 40, VA
Moses B Krieger, 16, OH
Samuel Krieger, 2, OH
Adam Krieger, 2, OH
From the LDS FamilySearch transcribed records
Isaac Kiger married Mary Ann Brendle on 23 APR 1847 in Clark Co, Ohio
All of the formal legal documents list the name as Kiger, it is only the census that varies the spelling.
These are our reading of the census documents. As always they are subject to errors and should be backed up with birth and death records, obits, and local histories.